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39. Lobi dangerous bateba, Burkina Faso, wood, 14 3/4" (37.5 cm)
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39. Lobi dangerous bateba, Burkina Faso, wood, 14 3/4" (37.5 cm)
  This Lobi figure is called a dangerous bateba- the urgency and authority of its gesture has the power to stop witchcraft or sorcery, and to protect, with the aid of the Thil it evokes, its possessor from malevolent harm.
(see note to #38)

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